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Kevin Dam

What constitutes copyright in South Africa and how can it be protected?

Intellectual Property - South Africa
KISCH IP

Under South African statute, the owner of copyright in a work is given the exclusive right to perform certain specified acts in respect of that work or to authorise others to do so, thus preventing unauthorised persons from performing those acts.

Nicos Panayiotou

Supreme Court declares legislation extending paternity leave and benefits to unmarried fathers unconstitutional

Employment & Benefits - Cyprus
George Z Georgiou & Associates LLC

In late 2018 the House of Representatives introduced amendments which granted paternity leave and benefits to unmarried working fathers.

Charlotte Henschen

Court of Appeal: agency is not always enough to engage law of bribery and secret commissions

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The Court of Appeal recently held that a seller paying a fee to an acquisition agent without the buyer's knowledge does not render the contract for sale void or voidable.

Elizabeth Mireya Freidenberg

Did you pack your own bag? Appeal court overturns lost luggage claim

Aviation - Argentina
Freidenberg Freidenberg & Lifsic

The Civil and Commercial Court of Appeals recently overturned a first-instance decision concerning a laptop lost on an Aeromexico flight from New York to Buenos Aires.

Jesper Windahl

Carrier subject to unlimited liability for theft of products from trailer

Shipping & Transport - Denmark
WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

A recent Maritime and Commercial Court ruling highlights that a carrier may be exposed to unlimited liability for loss resulting from a failure to adhere to a shipper's demands regarding special precautions, even when these demands do not follow from the parties overall cooperation agreement.

Madeleine Thörn

Arbitral award challenge based on Achmea unsuccessful

Arbitration & ADR - Sweden
Norburg & Scherp Advokatbyra

The Svea Court of Appeal has largely upheld two arbitral awards which Poland had challenged on the ground that the arbitration provision in the investment treaty between Poland, Luxembourg and Belgium was incompatible with EU law according to Achmea.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey